Originally founded in 1914 as the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy, University at Texas at El Paso (UTEP) first held classes at the U.S. Army facility, Fort Bliss, just outside of El Paso. However, the initial class buildings burned down in 1917, necessitating the school's move to its present location along the banks of the Rio Grande. After being renamed several times - including Texas Western College in 1949 - the school joined the University of Texas system in 1967. Due to its location along the borders of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico, UTEP is the largest institution of higher education in the U.S. with a majority of Mexican-American students.
The school's mission states that it is "dedicated to the advancement of the El Paso region through education, creative and artistic production, and the generation, interpretation, application and dissemination of knowledge. UTEP embraces its role as an intellectual, cultural and socio-economic asset to the region, offering programs to meet human-resource needs and contribute to the quality of life in the region."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment near UTEP have access to the school's distinguished academic programs through the colleges of Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Science. Student living and university living at UTEP revolve around the school's excellent athletic programs in basketball, cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field.
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